Pontarelli-Marino Funeral Home

971 Branch Ave, Providence, RI


Joseph V. Riccardi Sr.

June 4, 1946November 10, 2019

Joseph V. Riccardi, Sr., 73, passed away November 10, 2019.

He was the beloved husband of Rita A. (Solitro) Riccardi. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late John P. and Mary (Rotondo) Riccardi. Joseph was the loving father of Rhonda A. Riccardi, Krista A. Lamoureux and her husband Steven, and Joseph V. Riccardi Jr. and his wife Nancy; cherished grandfather of Anthony, Shane and Giabella; great-grandfather of Talia.

Joseph served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.

Visitation and funeral will be held Wednesday, 8:30-10:30 a.m. in the PONTARELLI-MARINO Funeral Home, 971 Branch Avenue, Providence, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Bartholomew Church, 297 Laurel Hill Avenue, Providence. Burial with military honors will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. www.stjude.org/donate


  • Visitation Wednesday, November 13, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, November 13, 2019
  • Burial Wednesday, November 13, 2019


Joseph V. Riccardi Sr.

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Donna Zoglio

November 26, 2019

To Rita and family.

So sorry for your loss.

Dawn Lacomb

November 15, 2019

To the entire Riccardi Family,
Danny and I were saddened to hear of the passing of your husband, father, grandfather and great grand father!
Please accept our deepest condolences!

Gina Branca Martins

November 13, 2019

Joe you will be extremely missed!! You were my first softball coach, you and Rita! I have the best childhood memories with you and Rita! We will all miss you! My deepest condolences to Rita, Rhonda, Krista and Joseph!!

Gina (Branca) Martins xoxox

Alicia Chetwood (Spaziano)

November 12, 2019

To the entire Riccardi Family,

I was so sad to hear of the passing of (Uncle) Joe. I will always remember his visits to Auntie Sandra and Uncle Joey’s house. He was always smiling, laughing, and telling stories. My sincere condolences to you all that I will not be able to attend his services, but I truly am sorry for your loss. He is an angel now watching over us all and I am sure he has met up with Auntie Sandra and is already laughing and at peace. RIP Joe, you will be missed dearly.

Armold Vecchione

November 12, 2019

RIP dear friend, from our days at St Barts, so many memories God Bless Rita and family

Shane Barnes

November 12, 2019

My papa was a caring guy was always a family person who always cared about his wife, kids and grandchildren a lot. I had a lot of great memory’s of me and my papa. He will always be in mine and everyone’s heart. I love you and a piece of my heart went with you. I’ll Love you forever papa.

Father John J Rainone

November 12, 2019

Dear Rita, Joseph, Rhonda and Krista et al,
Please accept my sincere condolences during this most difficult time in your lives. I was honored to have met Joe and his loved ones at Elmhurst. You are in my prayers and remembrance at Mass so that the Good Shepherd watch over you and guide you each day as you bring Joe to the Gates of Heaven where his rewards await him from God.

Father John

Joseph Riccardi JR

November 12, 2019

Words can’t explain our sorrow... I can explain what a great father and husband my dad was. I’ve been so proud my entire life to have the same name as him.. we love you dad .. and we will see you on the other side

Giabella Lamoureux

November 12, 2019

Papa was the greatest papa in the world! Just like the shirt I bought him says “World’s Greatest Papa” He will be greatly missed and will never be forgotten. God bless and happy Veterans Day Papa!
I Love You Papa!!!

Ann Fratto

November 12, 2019

Uncle Joe will be greatly missed.His love for his family was felt and so apparent to all.His time here was so short.Today he is in heaven with Uncle Frankie and Auntie Bella watching over us all.
Our Sincere Condolences to the family,
NEICE Ann(Little Rita)&Bobby